Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 31, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) European Commission Vice President Pushing for End of Airport Wi-Fi Roaming Charges
Link to article in Electronics Weekly:

2) Opponents of Allowing Cellphone Calls on Planes Gain Powerful Ally
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


3) Countdown Pedestrian Crossing Times to Switch to Thai Numerals in Phuket
Link to article in the Phuket Gazette:

4) Cycling Journalist Steve Worland Dies of Heart Attack
Link to article on BikeRadar:


5) New Tools Let Users See Spokane, Washington Road Projects By Neighborhood
Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:
Link to map


6) Didn't Pay a Toll? Enforcers Might Track You Across State Lines
Link to article on Stateline:


7) Work Zone ITS Implementation Guide: Use of Technology and Data for Effective Work Zone Management
Link to document from US DOT:


8) This App Will Let Your Family Know You've Met with an Accident
Link to article from DNA:


9) GM to Finally Reveal Names of Recall Crash Victims
Link to article on CNNMoney:

10) Public Involvement Tool Needs Your Thoughts, Opinion
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


11) US DOT Reprimands Oil Industry for Lack of Information
Link to AP article:

12) New FRA Rule Requires Railroads to Adopt a 'Critical Incident Stress' Plan
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

13) Officials Not Keeping Track of Oil Trains
Link to article in The Cincinnati Enquirer:


14) Animal Detection System Makes Idaho Highway Safer
Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:


15) TSA Wants to Link Alarms with CCTV
Link to article in FCW:

16) Luxury Buses in India to Have Black Box-Type Device
Link to article in The Times of India:

17) Morgan City, Louisiana Considers Site for Emergency Operations Center
Link to article in The Daily Review:

18) Cellphone Bans May Not Prevent Accidents
Link to blog in The New York Times:

19) Safety & Security for Road Infrastructure – March 2014
Link to magazine:


20) London Buses to Have Sensors in Bid to Cut Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths
Link to article in the London Evening Standard:

21) Transport Information System Launched in Pakistan
Link to article in The Express Tribune:

22) Melbourne Transport Timetables Hit Google Glass
Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

23) Transit + Technology: Revitalizing Public Transportation for Smarter Communities
Link to article on Planetizen:


24) Drones to Be Tested by Radio Station for Monitoring Johannesburg Traffic
Link to article in IT News Africa:


25) NHTSA to Require Backup Cameras on All Vehicles
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to news release

26) Battle of the Dash: Tech Companies Try to Get Their Apps in a Row
Link to article in The New York Times:

27) Honda to Trial Car2Car Traffic Signal Information System in Japan
Link to article on The Motor Report:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – Institutionalizing Integrated Solutions Supporting Accessible Multimodal Transportation Network – New York State DOT and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1854 **160th anniversary** The Treaty of Kanagawa was signed between Japan and the United States. The agreement opened the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American ships.

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